About Me:

My name is Alan and I'm a gamer. I can beat almost any game in no time, and I'll pwn anyone in a head-to-head challenge, just ask Carlo! I also have mad programming skillz and a pet alien named Zwert.

Favorite Quote:

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will
- Mahatma Gandhi

Favorite Food:



Video games, sci-fi, coding


January 18, 2011

Game Over

I canít believe I did something so dumb! Iím usually so careful... Hereís what happened. I got an email from a gaming buddy that said ďDude, check out this video!Ē as the subject line. Of course, I clicked the link. Do you know what the video was? It was a recording of Elvirus laughing.

Next thing I know, my computer crashes and wonít turn back on! Then I hear Jax shouting from down the hall that her computer crashed, too. She said they got the same video but that I had sent it. The virus mustíve sent a copy of itself to everyone in my address book! What should I do? I need to tell Commander Omni immediately. This attack can only mean one thing.

Elvirus is up to something!

posted by Alan

December 13, 2010

Oh Snow!

It was sort of fun at firstÖbut this blizzard is really getting old fast. Iím actually writing this from Carloís phone because the power went out last night. Weíve got backup generators running, but theyíre just keeping the heat on and the emergency lights lit. Luckily, the library is still lit so I can read or play board games with the other cadets if I get bored.

You want to know the major downside to living at school? You never get snow days! You just get darker, colder regular days.

posted by Alan

November 2, 2010

My Stomach!

Well, I ate WAAAY too much candy last night. I really shouldíve said no to that second bag of Choco-Bats, butÖ if I didnít eat them, theyíd just go to waste, right? Right?

Okay, I know I couldíve (and shouldíve) just had them later. Oh well, live and learn. It wonít happen again this year, at least. After I crashed from my sugar buzz last night, Zwert ate the rest of my candy horde! At first I was angry, but I guess itíll help me in the long run. Thanks, Zwert!

posted by Alan

October 8, 2010


I donít know exactly why, but Iím super excited for Halloween this year! I know itís still like three weeks away, but that just gives me time to think up the perfect costume. HmmmmÖwhat should I be? Dana will probably want our costumes to match, but she always wants to do really goofy things. A fork and a spoon. Peas in a pod. Two matched socks. You get the idea.

I want to be something scary! Like a zombie or something. Maybe we can compromise. Like we could match, but I could still be something scary. Well, itís something to think about at least. Iíll bring it up at lunch today.

posted by Alan

September 22, 2010

Zwertís Okay!

Sorry it took so long to write this, but Iíve been busy nursing Zwert back to health. With a little help from his parents, Iíve got him back to perfect condition. All it took were a couple extra sausage pizzas, some candy bars, and a few peanut butter and cookie dough milkshakes! Oh, and the love of a caring alien adult. Canít forget that! I never really thought of Zwert as a little kid, but it turns out thatís exactly what he is! When I found that out, I thought his parents were sort of cruel forcing him out of the house (or spaceship) at such a young age.

It turns out, though, that itís just part of the culture. All young aliens are given to trustworthy people of other planets so that they can learn about those societies first-hand. If the young alien ever gets into serious danger, the parent aliens zoom over to rescue them. Iím happy I learned so much from them, but honestly Iím happier that I have my old friend back!

posted by Alan

August 24, 2010

1986 is Radical!

You read right, I said 1986 is radical! Apparently people used to say radical instead of cool, in case youíre wondering what Iím talking about. I picked up the word the other day while I was playing a few classic games in the arcade down the street. Arcades were way more popular back in 1986, probably because a lot of people didnít have game consoles in their homes yet.

I mustíve spent three hours there playing all the games my older cousins used to talk about. I used to laugh at them when they told me how fun they were. I mean, how fun can a game with such bad graphics be? VERY FUN! Iím so glad I had all those quarters in my pockets.

Iíd love to see the face of the arcade owner when he opens up the case and finds it filled with coins from 2010! Anyway, I was playing one game for a while and another kid got upset with me for hogging such a ďgnarlyĒ game. I told him to wait his turn, but he just walked to the back of the arcade cabinet and pulled the plug on me! He cost me the high score!

But he gave me a great ideaÖ

posted by Alan

July 8, 2010

Wait, what?

Back in time? Seriously? Whatís next, a zombie invasion? Bah. I miss the simpler times. I miss back when it was just me, my friends, my teachers and an intelligent robot. Oh, and my pet alien. Yep, simpler times.

So weíve been working on a plan to catch the Bad Hatter, but itís pretty tough. I mean, how do you catch someone (something?) that can alter reality? The old cadets have been really helpful. I guess I shouldnít be surprised Ė these students are now our teachers! I just wish we had better equipment to work with.

posted by Alan